Soo K Chan, found­ing prin­ci­pal and de­sign di­rec­tor, Scda ar­chi­tects and owner, Soori, Bali

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Travel & Fine Dinning - May - 2 017

game- chang­ing gad­get I c an’t b e with­out my iphone. I use it for project doc­u­men­ta­tion, mak­ing in­for­mal de­sign ed­its on the spot and shoot­ing videos. favourite carry-on bag I de­pend on a Tumi soft carry- on bag that has zip­pers. It has many com­part­ments that are ac­ces­si­ble from the out­side. I have three of those as they no longer make them. tips for get­ting over jet lag Hav­ing a rit­ual helps. I pack my sched­ule (tight) and try to return to a nor­mal sched­ule as soon as pos­si­ble. A cou­ple of shots of espres­sos to get through the day. Ex­er­cise or walk­ing in the day­light helps re­set the body. rou­tine when fly­ing for busi­ness I typ­i­cally don’t sleep un­less it’s a long-haul flight. I read all the news­pa­pers and jour­nals, and don’t spend much time on the in­flight en­ter­tain­ment. I tend to eat in the lounge and less in­flight. Must-haves on the plane A light sweater, read­ing glasses and a good book.

Most in­ter­est­ing per­son you have met on a plane

I try not to bother any­one and keep to my­self. I will be po­lite if some­one en­gages me and then I will put on my head­phones. Fly­ing is a time to dis­en­gage. favourite air­line I’ve been a long-time devo­tee of Sin­ga­pore Air­lines. I like the con­sis­tent ser­vice and their abil­ity to recog­nise and im­ple­ment my pref­er­ences. Best ho­tel for busi­ness I like to try new lux­ury ho­tels as it is part of my work and in­ter­est. I gen­er­ally like smaller ho­tels with char­ac­ter, de­sign and ser­vice.

Best over­seas restau­rant for a cel­e­bra­tory meal

I’ve had the most in­cred­i­ble meals at Yan­nick Al­leno’s restau­rants in Paris. Most in­spir­ing desti­na­tion I find in­spi­ra­tion i n m any p laces, b ut one place where I feel spir­i­tu­ally recharged is Soori Bali, the re­sort I own, de­signed and now op­er­ate. The stun­ning nat­u­ral scenery, the con­nec­tion with the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and the rhythm of tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese life feels like nowhere else; it’s a con­stant source of in­spired en­ergy.

“i like to try new lux­ury ho­tels as it is part of my work and in­ter­est.”

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